EasyJet Holidays is canceling some of its holidays to Italy. As the government has removed the country from the UK’s travel Corridors this week.
However, British travelers returning from Italy, Vatican City, and San Marino after 4 am on Sunday 18th October will have to quarantine for 14 days. However, the FCDO has changed its travel advice warning against all non-essential travel to the destinations.
EasyJet Holidays says that it is contacting all passengers due to travel in the coming days up to and including Friday, October 23.
Offering Full Refunds
Those customers whose holidays are affected will get a full refund for their canceled trip. Moreover, the travel company plans to process these within an average of 12 days.
However, passengers who were to travel between October 24 and November 1. The company will be giving the option to choose a full refund or credit for a future holiday booking.
For those due to travel beyond the dates mentioned, the company said it will continue to closely monitor the situation. And that “holidays will be reviewed in departure date order”, with customers typically contacted in the week leading up to their booked holiday.
Matt Callaghan, easyJet holidays Customer Director, said, “It’s our mission to make sure our customers have safe, comfortable and enjoyable holidays. So with this front of mind, we will cancel all holidays where the FCDO advises all but essential travel.”
“We share how disappointing this news will be that we’ve had to cancel holidays to Italy. But we’ve acted straight away to contact our customers who are immediately affected by today’s announcement to explain their options.”
“We’re here to do all we can to give our customers comfort during these uncertain times. So we’ve introduced a set of Covid Commitments to ensure safety, flexibility. And the peace of mind when booking with easyJet holidays. We take pride in always being on our customer’s side.”
Other Holiday Firms Canceling Holidays
However, people who have booked a holiday with a different firm and are due to travel imminently. It’s likely that they will get in touch to talk to them through their options. Because of the change in advice, the holiday won’t be going ahead.
Thomas Cook is also removing Italy from its program and says that it would be refunding customers for their cancelations. Although it is adding Crete holidays to its list after the Greek Island as it was added to the corridors list.
A spokesperson for the online travel agent called the removal of Italy from the list “a real blow for UK holidaymakers, especially with half-term on the horizon”.